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Crime - Completed 2016

& Awards

IDFA 2016
Max Ophüls FF 2017
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2017
One World FF Prague 2017
Movies that Mattter FF 2017
Crossing Europe 2017
Dok.Fest Münich 2017
Krakow FF 2017
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Crime, Social issues, Documentary
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 71 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Asli ÖZARSLAN
    • Producer(s)
    • Igor DOVGAL (Essence Film)
    • Synopsis
    • At 26, a young Kurdish-German woman is elected the youngest mayor in Turkey. In a record 81% landslide she is elected mayor of Cizre, a Kurdish capital city that lies in the war-torn region at Turkey’s border with Syria and Iraq.

      It is here that Leyla was born, but after her father was killed by the Turkish military, she was sent at the age of 5 to live in Germany. After more than 20 years, she returns home. Her goal is to heal and beautify the civil-war-torn city, which is enjoying a break in the violence. But on the eve of Turkey’s parliamentary elections, everything changes, and old memories become more real than ever.